Dean Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania

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Dean Township, Pennsylvania
Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania highlighting Dean Township
Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania highlighting Dean Township
Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Cambria
Incorporated 1877
 • Total 20.7 sq mi (54 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 408
 • Density 19.7/sq mi (7.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 814

Dean Township is a township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States which includes Dean borough. The population was 408 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Altoona, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.


It is located approximately at 40.59° by N78.52°W, about 5 miles northwest of the city of Altoona.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 20.7 square miles (54 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 408 people, 165 households, and 124 families residing in the township. The population density was 19.7 people per square mile (7.6/km²). There were 186 housing units at an average density of 9.0/sq mi (3.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.77% White, and 1.23% from two or more races.

There were 165 households out of which 21.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the township the population was spread out with 17.4% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 102.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $30,313, and the median income for a family was $34,167. Males had a median income of $30,500 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,141. About 6.0% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.2% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.


Coordinates: 40°38′00″N 78°29′29″W / 40.63333°N 78.49139°W / 40.63333; -78.49139